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The Anglo-Saxon name Greever comes from when the family resided in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf which meant of the grove.

Greever Early Origins



The surname Greever was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Greever Spelling Variations


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Greever Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Greever has been recorded under many different variations, including Grover, Grovers and others.

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Greever Early History


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Greever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greever research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1332 is included under the topic Early Greever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greever Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Greever or a variant listed above: Samuel Grover settled in New England in 1635; Thomas Grover settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1640; another Thomas Grover arrived in Barbados in 1700.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greever (post 1700)



  • William H. Greever, American Democrat politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950
  • W. Clarence Greever, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Graham, Virginia, 1916-20 (acting, 1916)
  • Paul Ranous Greever (1891-1943), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Cody, Wyoming, 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1935-39
  • Charles P. Greever, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Graham, Virginia, 1914-16
  • Ada Greever, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1948

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Greever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greever Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:50.

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